'WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent'
Under the new regulations gazetted by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on Thursday, South Africa expects WhatsApp to immediately remove COVID-19 fake news being spread via its platforms.
Business Insider associate editor Phillip de Wet tells Joanne Joseph that the regulations speak of over-the-top players, not WhatsApp specifically.
WhatsApp just happens to be the number one over-the-top player in South Africa, it is by far the largest messaging platform.Phillip De Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider
The regulations say it must remove fake news from their platforms, the problem with this is that it is technologically naive order to give to WhatsApp because WhatsApp is end to end encrypted. The messages you and I send to each other only you and I can read.Phillip De Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider
WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent.Phillip De Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider
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